Prof Fanelwa Ngece Ajayi, University of the Western Cape

Professor Ajayi is a chemist with a PhD from the University of the Western Cape (2011). She specializes in the development of drug metabolism sensors (particularly HIV and TB), the synthesis of green method synthesized metallic nanomaterials, and the search to find biological applications. She has received grants from the NRF and Water Research Commission. She is a member of South African Chemical Institute (SACI), International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), and the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS). Ajayi has been a visiting professor at the University of Missouri and at the University of Cergy Pontoise (France). Professor Ajayi was named one of South Africa’s Inspiring Fifty Women in STEM for her work as a scientist and in the broader community (2018).